Friday, October 12, 2012

New Report Says U.S. Doesn't Match Rhetoric On Education With Action

A complete re-posting of a WASB article:

According to a new joint report by the organizations Save the Children and First Focus, the United States seriously lags in keeping our youngest citizens healthy and ensuring they are ready to learn despite a prioritization of children in the national agenda.

In "America's Report Card 2012: Children in the U.S.," the nation earned an average C- overall with lackluster grades in five separate categories: Economic security, early childhood, K-12 education, permanence and stability, and health and safety. Those factors all play heavily into outcomes in student learning, dropout prevention, and discipline.

The report card largely tracks with similar recent studies by the Brookings Institution, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Children's Defense Fund, and the Foundation for Child Development, though those evaluations don't use grading systems.

Read Education Week blog coverage
View Huffington Post coverage

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